FRANKFORT — Arrangements have been set for Jean Cornett, who founded the Festival of the Bluegrass with her husband, Bob. She died Friday morning at the age of 86.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Tucker, Yocum, and Wilson Funeral Home, 320 West Main Street in Georgetown. The funeral will be noon Thursday at Cardome Center, 800 Cincinnati Road in Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Quest Farm, 627 Glass Pike, Georgetown, KY 40324, a home for developmentally disabled adults, or purchase a book for a local school library.
The Festival of the Bluegrass was founded in 1974 when, according to the festival website, Bob Cornett looked out over the area that is now the campground for the Kentucky Horse Park and thought it would be a great site for a bluegrass music festival.
It now attracts thousands of fans every year to the Horse Park campground